Yesterday we highlighted a defensive gun use that took place in our nation’s capital. Today, we move up America’s gold coast on the Acela line to the City of Brotherly Love where violent crime continues to set records and the city can see as many as 10 carjackings in a weekend.
The good news for Philadelphians is that Pennsylvania has much better gun laws than does the District. That means it’s far easier for the average Philly denizen to legally carry a firearm.
One pizza delivery driver, who was working his first night on the job yesterday, took advantage of that and was carrying when two armed thugs approached and demanded his keys.
From cbsnews.com . . .
According to the business where the driver works, the suspects placed an order to the apartment complex on the 7700 block of Stenton Avenue and then attempted to rob the driver.
“At one point, the 21-year-old delivery man was able to get out of the vehicle and confronted one of the perpetrators who had a gun and the 21-year-old delivery man, we know, fired at least two shots,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
One of the attackers, who shot at and missed the driver, was himself shot in the ass and managed to hobble about 100 yards before police found him. His partner in crime disappeared into the Philly night.
The delivery driver told police there was a shootout between him and the suspect who was shot. The driver was not hit.
Police are interviewing the delivery driver’s brother as a witness, who was on the phone with the victim during the entire incident.
Authorities believe the delivery driver has a valid license to carry.
This news won’t please people like Larry Krasner, but after due consideration, what we have here is another successful defensive gun use. It’s just one of millions that take place in this country year after year. For those of you who still wear a mask when you walk your dog, that means a crime was prevented when an armed citizen defended himself with a gun.
We don’t know if the driver will keep his job after becoming newsworthy for carrying on the job, but our guess is he’d be happy to be back in the job market if that’s the price he has to pay for keeping the number of his bodily orifices to the number he was born with.